the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Slate-Clad Passive House | Cupa Pizarras
Navigate products using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Products
  3. Residential Applications
  4. Slate-Clad Passive House

Slate-Clad Passive House | Cupa Pizarras

Share in Whatsapp
  • Use

    Roof and façade
  • Applications

    Single family home
  • Characteristics

    Natural slate rainscreen cladding system, includes non rusting metallic particles, thermal and acoustic properties, smooth surface
  • Colors

    Dark grey
  • Certification

    European Standard: EN 12326; British Standard: BS 680 Part 2; French Standard: NF 228-02/06/01; Belgian standard: ATG/H599

Supplementary Files

Ask for more information / Quote
You have to type a valid name
You have to type a valid email format
You have to type a valid phone number
You have to type a message longer than 10 characters
I agree to the Terms of use and the Privacy Policy.

More about this product

The architecture studio Duque y Zamora, specialized in Passivhaus standard, finished this project aiming to minimize the use of conventional heating and cooling systems, make the most of light and optimize the energy efficiency. Their main objective was to build a house combining the highest comfort and an almost zero energy consumption, taking as reference the Passivhaus Standard.

In order to comply with the near net zero requirements, it was essential to make a previous analysis of the climatic conditions. For this family home located in Asturias (Spain) there were three main elements to take into account:

  • The sunlight (the energy needed to heat the home is given naturally by solar radiation).
  • The wind (it causes energy losses).
  • The views towards the sea, that were absolutely essential for the owners.

Natural Slate for a Bioclimatic House

When designing a bioclimatic house like this one, a certified material such as natural slate is an excellent option. Its strength, durability and sustainability have made it an ideal solution for this Passive House roofing and cladding. The house has an elongated rectangular floor plan with a gable roof. In order to optimize the energy efficiency, a natural slate façade has been installed, so it avoids the direct impact of the wind directly on the house.

In total, for the façade 148.65m2 of CUPA 17 natural slates were installed (40 × 25 cm) and 139.71 m2 of the same material in 56 × 25 format a for the roof. CUPA 17 is a non-carbonated, dark grey slate formed by tectonic compression, with thin laminations and a riven surface. When used as rainscreen cladding system, it gives numerous advantages in terms of thermal and acoustic properties.

Ask for more information / Quote

You have to type a valid name
You have to type a valid email format
You have to type a valid phone number
You have to type a message longer than 10 characters
I agree to the Terms of use and the Privacy Policy.
Thank you for your interest in this product! Maybe you'd like to request a quote for these similar products?
You have already requested information about this product.

Related Products

Hudson Valley Home, USA - Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum Foam

Cymat Technologies Ltd.

ACM Panels in the Lyric 440K Apartments

ALPOLIC